"Free to those that can afford it, very expensive to those that can't."
A bleak, disheveled and decrepit comedy following two young, out of work actors, who share a flat in 1969. Something about the framing, directing and editing makes Withnail & I feel both absurd and realistic at the same time. The best scenes use comedic disgust, repulsion or anxiety very effectively and made me feel like I hated and sympathized with the two main character, matching the self loathing and pity they are immersed in throughout the course of the film. Certain parts do drag on a bit, but the abrupt ending left me with a melancholic feeling as one of the flatmates good prospects leaves the other's future looking like more of the same depravity, but with a new loneliness.